“I attended an NCLEX-RN conference in May of 2015 presented by Elsevier, an academic publishing company. During the conference, I learned many important concepts that can potentially help the learners here at Nightingale College. For example, many learners do not know that they should never skip a question on the exam because there is a 50 percent chance of answering the question correctly, or that the NCLEX-RN is written at a 10th grade reading level. If a learner struggles with reading comprehension, it can be beneficial to provide additional reading comprehension resources for the learner to access and use.
What May Cause a Learner to Fail the NCLEX-RN
Learners who postpone taking the NCLEX-RN are more likely to fail the exam. Learners should remember that they should take their NCLEX-RN within 30 days after graduation because the time that a learner graduates and takes the exam has an inverse correlation showing the chances of passing the exam may decrease over time.
Students who are either working full time or experience test anxiety are also at higher risk to fail the NCLEX-RN.
How Does Nightingale College Help
Nightingale College provides all learners the opportunity to attend a test taking skills workshop and a test anxiety workshop to improve success. Also, the college implements a more adaptive approach to testing by using question-styles that are commonly used on the NCLEX-RN (fill-in-the-blank, multiple choice, multiple response, hot spots, ordered responses, and so on) to help familiarize learners with questions that may be seen on the exam. The college maps the NCLEX-RN content to the college’s curriculum plan for each course to ensure the right content is available to our learners. Learners will also take standardized exams, such as the HESI, to assess their knowledge, and these exams have been linked to better results on the NCLEX-RN.
Nightingale College works together to guide learners to be successful and prepare them to provide safe, effective care for those in need.”
– Linda Benson (Curriculum Manager)